Posts Tagged ‘Work with us’

Summer Internship at VAN (Bristol)

May 30th, 2012 by Ally Stuart

We are looking for an intern to join team VAN in our Bristol HQ this summer. The (paid) role will start on 2nd July and run for 8 weeks (last day is 24/8).

The role will mainly involve *campaign manager* type responsibilities; helping things run smoothly for our clients, from proposal to final reports. You will be doing useful work on live campaigns, and learning lots of things to set you up in a job in advertising or media.

So what does VAN do?

  • - We are an ad network who focus in seeding viral (video) ads. We have a range of entertaining publishers with great sites who host our content and get it seen.
  • - We work with some of the best ad agencies in the world, generating views and sharing for their brand campaigns, especially their YouTube videos. We’re UK based with offices in Bristol and London.
  • - We’re growing fast, and we offer an outstanding opportunity for graduates or people who are starting their career in marketing, advertising and digital media. It’s a great learning environment.

What’s the job?
This is an awesome way to get started in the industry. You get to work with great clients and great content, and you’ll pick up key skills in account management, pitching, planning, media buying and reporting.

The role is mainly based around supporting two of our existing campaign managers (Dave & Fiona) and will have four main responsibilities:

  1. Sales – You will not have to do any selling yourself, but will be required to support our sales team and our pitching processes.
  2. Delivery – Assisting campaign delivery and making media bookings with our network of publishers.
  3. Client reporting – during and after a campaign has run its course.
  4. Marketing – writing up case studies and helping with our Viral Video Charts.

__________________________________________________________________

What you’re like
This is a job for people who:

  • - Are comfortable with numbers, especially straightforward arithmetic.
  • - Enjoy talking to people by phone and email to develop relationships.
  • - Work hard (cliche, but true here). It’s a job where you need to get your tasks done to time. It can also be necessary to check campaign progress out of office hours (using online systems).
  • - Have solid writing skills: we don’t have time to check your spelling etc, and we’re working with clients who will judge us negatively if you can’t write clearly and accurately.

The type of work is fairly consistent and suits someone who is happy to do similar tasks on a daily basis. That said, the job is exciting: new opportunities come up, new proposals need to be done, we get sales wins and awesome content to seed, and campaigns need to get their views.

You will definitely need:

  • - A good degree or relevant experience. Everybody here has proven themselves – either in an academic or work environment.
  • - A genuine desire to get stuck into work and take responsibility.
  • - Previous work experience, this can be anything dealing with people or a task based role. It doesn’t have to be relevant to marketing or online, but we don’t have time to teach you the most basic professional and get-things-done skills.

It’d also be great if you had:

  • - Relevant experience. Either through study or hobby, experience in internetz would be useful!
  • - Been to #kittencamp. We run monthly events – they’re awesome and we might have met you icon smile Summer Internship at VAN (Bristol)
  • - A passion for web video – we love watching, sharing and lol’ing over online videos

Interested? Apply by emailing Ally with a covering letter outlining why you think you are suitable for the position and where your strengths lie, along with a 2 page CV.

 

Publisher Community Superstar(s) Wanted

December 13th, 2011 by Ally Stuart

The Viral Ad Network is growing rapidly (yay!) and that means we are looking to add to our Bristol-based publisher team.

This is an extremely important part of VAN that looks after our bloggers and website owners; providing them with great ad campaigns that pay them well, and ultimately providing our advertisers with views for their campaigns on awesome sites.

 

So what’s the job like:

This is a great way to get started in the industry. You get to work on great campaigns for big clients, and you’ll pick up key skills in account management, planning, media buying and reporting. We hope you’ll stick around for a couple of years, but we’ll train you in ways that give you a great preparation to step up to your next position (whether it’s internal or external).

The role has three key responsibilities:

    • Help build our network of quality online publishers
    • Support the campaign management team with delivery of clients campaigns
    • Support the sales team with publisher input for pitching

 

In detail…

    • Researching and recruiting publishers and bloggers from desired categories to sign up to the network
    • Assessing and processing incoming publisher signups.
    • Categorising publisher inventory to aid campaign planning and pitching
    • Expanding VAN’s profile across key social media platforms – tweet, blog, get involved…
    • Help to grow VAN’s publisher community with relevant marketing & events.
    • Ensure VAN publisher inventory meets individual campaign targets.

 

What you’re like:

This is a job for people who:

    • Are comfortable with numbers, especially straightforward arithmetic.
    • Enjoy talking to people by phone and email to develop relationships.
    • Work hard (cliche, but true here). It’s a job where you need to get your tasks done to time. It can also be necessary to check campaign progress out of office hours (using online systems).
    • Have solid writing skills: we don’t have time to check your spelling etc, and we’re working with publishers who may judge us negatively if you can’t write clearly and accurately.

The type of work is fairly consistent and suits someone who is happy to do similar tasks on a daily basis. That said, the job is exciting: new opportunities come up, new relationships will be formed, we get sales wins and awesome content to seed, and campaigns need to get their views.

 

You will definitely need:

    • A genuine desire to get stuck into work and take responsibility.
    • A passion for online publishing. You need to be an active consumer of digital, and experience writing or running a blog would be great.
    • Previous work experience, this can be anything dealing with people or a task based role. It doesn’t have to be relevant to marketing or online, but we don’t have time to teach you the most basic professional and get-things-done skills.

 

Salary and progression

    • Within the role, you can progress from ‘novice’ to ‘ninja’. This would take a couple of years. A complete novice starts on £14.4k, and a ninja would get around £25k.
    • There’s healthy profit share on top for all staff (linked to company performance), and a success club (team rewards for making monthly sales target).
    • There’s a wide range of progression opportunities when it’s time to move on from this role. There may be opportunities to move up within VAN taking management responsibility for aspects of sales or operations, or moving elsewhere within the Team Rubber group. It’s also a great stepping stone into agencies or client-side marketing, giving a solid grounding in account management, media planning and buying, and campaign operations.

 

Interested? To apply mail ally@viraladnetwork.net with a covering letter outlining why you think you are suitable for the position and where your strengths lie along with a 2 page CV.